Waiting with Purpose ~ Romans 8:18-30

WAITING WITH PURPOSE
Romans 8:18-30

I.  EARNEST EXPECTATION (vs. 18-23)

a. What does Paul indicate will be a part of the believer’s life?  ___ ________________________________________________________ 
b. What does Paul intend with the comparison in verse 18 (suffering vs glory? ___________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________
c. What is in bondage and looking forward to something better? _____ 
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II. HOPE (vs. 24-26)

a. Paul makes a distinction about hope.  He states that we were “saved in

this hope” then turns from hope to sight. Why? ___________________ _________________________________________________________ 
b. What purpose does hope play for those who are already saved? ____ __________________________________________________________ 
c. What is one of the roles of the Holy Spirit that is taught in verse 26? ______
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d. Do we always know what to pray? ________________________________
    e. Do we always know what the Holy Spirit is interceding for us about?
    _________________________________________________________

III. DOCTRINE OF SALVATION (27-30)

    a. Whose will is most important when intercession is made? _________
    b.Verse 28 has been used to explain lots of terrible things.  Does Paul 
    state that all things are good or that God can use for good all things?     ________________________________________________________
    is there a difference? _______________________________________
    c. Paul illustrates the process of salvation in verses 29-30.  God 
    “foreknew” who would receive Him.  These he predestined. These He 
    called, saved, and justified.  These He also glorified.  Is there anything in 
    this passage that says God’s salvation is not available to every person? 
    _________________________________________________________
    _________________________________________________________

IV. Application:  When we are saved there are things that we see /

understand that we never did before.  Hope plays a lesser role with these

things we “see.” 
What is the area for us that hope continues to play a vital role? ____________

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